Thursday, December 09, 2004

PND News - Ridings to Retire From Council on Foundations

PND News - Ridings to Retire From Council on Foundations: "Ridings to Retire From Council on Foundations
Council on Foundations president and CEO Dorothy S. Ridings has announced her plans to retire from the D.C.-based organization in 2005.
Ridings, 65, came to the council � an association of more than 2,000 grantmaking foundations and corporations � in 1996 from the Bradenton (Florida) Herald, where she had been publisher for eight years. Prior to that, she held reporting and editing positions at newspapers in Charlotte, Louisville, and Washington, D.C., and had served as president of the League of Women Voters of the United States. She leaves the council having spearheaded the development of a new strategic plan, put in place new governance structures, and created a six-month budget reserve for the organization. She also launched a $3 million initiative to help foundations strengthen their practices."

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